At Lyft, we’re all about bringing people closer together, from the friendly fist bump to riding in the front seat. For the SXSW festival, we wanted to bring a new form of transportation to Austin inspired by the local motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” This Friday, we’ll bring people closer than ever with the official launch of Lyft Piggyback On-Demand.
Lyft users in Austin will be able to request on-demand piggybacks through the app, then watch the map as a strapping piggybacker approaches to (literally) pick them up, sporting the pink mustache.
Share your #lyftpiggyback moments on Twitter and Instagram so you’ll always remember the awkwardness.
Lyft Piggyback will be open for rides from Noon to 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Don’t forget to download the latest version of the app when you arrive in Austin.
When you see one of our team members at the festival, say hello and pick up a friendship bracelet handmade by Lyft community drivers back in SF. Lyft is more than a way to share a laugh and meet a new friend at SXSW. With your help, we’re creating community, one connection at a time.
See you in Austin!